Dentistry Magazine

Alex Tabatabai outdoors at Moos Tower

Bridging two worlds

Alex Tabatabai, DDS ’25, did not have a typical start to life—but his early experiences shaped who he is today, and the dentist he will become.

Maram Taema, DDS and Qiman Gao, BDS MSc, PhD

Advanced education without headaches

Two advanced education learners fell in love with the field of TMD and orofacial pain, buoyed by the desire to make a real impact on patients’ lives.

Group of students playing tennis, ice skating, and helping a child play a drum

Thinking Outside the Cubicle

Dental school is tough. It’s all-consuming, and becomes a lifestyle. Not much time is left for personal endeavors. But some learners have made maintaining outside hobbies a priority—and in the process, they’ve become more effective, efficient and empathetic students and providers.